Making Some Changes

March, 6, 2011

Well we have finally gotten off the schneid and have been working tirelessly on getting version 3.0 of PensNation ready for release. We hope to have the new site live and back in running order by mid week sometime. Tons of changes have been made and there are still some to come along that are still... More.

Penguins Ink Disco Dan for 3 More Years

March, 9, 2011

The Pens have given Head Coach Dan Bylsma a three-year extension on his contract today, which we think is a great move on the part of Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Bylsma has proven he wasn't a one and done fluke after taking the Pens to the top of the mountain ... More.

New Site Live

March, 9, 2011

The new PensNation site is now live. We will be running around testing things for the next few days since moving from the test area to the live site always brings it's little problems. If you happen to come across anything that looks off drop us a line in the comments section or via email so we... More.

The Morning Skate: Too Much Tang?

March, 9, 2011

An excerpt from a fictious interview with Kris Letang sometime this upcoming offseason. "You know, I felt great early in the year.  Every chance I took was working out, and I didn't have to think about my game.  I guess I just ran out of gas later in the season, and every chance I ... More.

Around the Boards 3-10-11

March, 10, 2011

Max Pacioretty has a few words for Mr. Chara The all knowing Mike Millbury thinks Crosby is running out of time this season. Brent Johnson is the Raging 'Guin ... More.

Around the Boards 3-11-11

March, 11, 2011

I love how Matt Cooke is the only "dirty" player in the NHL, and how Lemieux is a " two-bit phony " for his remarks on the Islanders-Penguins debacle. SI writer Michael Farber had alot more to say on the matter, you can read the whole article here if you haven't already done so. ... More.

Around the Boards 3-14-11

March, 14, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was on the ice today before practice for a 15 minute light skate. Don't read too much into this as he wouldn't be likely to return until 2 weeks from now at the earliest putting his first game back a... More.

Around the Boards 3-15-11

March, 15, 2011

The Penguins and Consol Energy center are finalists for Sports Business Awards . Crosby wasn't the only player that took to the ice yesterday, Asham, Tangradi, Orpik, and Comrie also skated. If the playoffs started today, things would look a little something like this . ... More.

Game Day at Senators 3-15-11

March, 15, 2011

The Penguins are in Ottawa tonight to play the Senators and any points tonight would be a plus as Tampa Bay is nipping at the heels of the Pens for 4th place in the East. Both Kris Letang and Paul Martin are expected to play tonight as well as recent call up Corey Potter whom will take t... More.

Around the Boards 3-16-11

March, 16, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette Head Coach Dan Bylsma thinks Fleury is worthy of some awards this season. Yzerman thinks Mario Lemieux should become more involved with the league because of his stature as Hall of Fame player and owner. GM meetings won't be ... More.

Around the Boards 3-18-11

March, 18, 2011

Both the Flyers and the Devils lost last night which in our opinion is great news because this allows the Pens to keep closer to the Flyers and also keeps the Devils further from the playoffs. While other teams were on the ice last the night the Pens were hosting their annual S... More.

Around the Boards 3-20-11

March, 20, 2011

While Pitt was blowing another great season the Flyers were beating the Dallas Stars to clinch a playoff berth. The Penguins aren't the only playoff team that has been dealing with a slew of injuries this season . "We're playing the way the Penguins play" - Jordan Staal ... More.

Game Day vs Rangers 3-20-11

March, 20, 2011

The Penguins are back home at Consol to finish the season series againd the New York Rangers. The Penguins are currently 2-2-1 against the Rangers this season so far and are looking to win the series today and keep up with division foe and current Eastern Conference leader Philadelphia. ... More.

Cooke Throws Some Bows. Pens Lose

March, 20, 2011

2   5 The Penguins had played a great 1-1 hockey game through 2 periods and then came the elbow heard throughout Pittsburgh from Matt Cooke as he layed out Ryan McDonagh which resulted in a 5-minute major and an automatic ejection. All went we... More.

The Morning Skate: The Weakest Link

March, 20, 2011

   In the playoffs, there can be much ballyhoo about which team can beat which team, who the hot goalie is, who can score the big goal, etc, etc.  But an important, and maybe the most important item, which no one ever talks about -- who has the weakest top-4 defenseman?  &nbs... More.

Around the Boards 3-21-11

March, 21, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette Now that the elbow has been taken apart frame by frame and analyzed the only question remaining is how long will the Penguins be without Matt Cooke . The NHL has already put the " Media Train " in full gear for the possible return of Sidn... More.

Cookie Monster Out Until Second Round of Playoffs

March, 21, 2011

Forward Matt Cooke met with officials today about the hit he layed on McDonagh yesterday during the thrid period of the Penguins 5-2 loss to the Rangers. The official word out of Toronto is that Matt Cooke will be suspended the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playo... More.

Game Day at Red Wings 3-21-11

March, 21, 2011

The Pens are in the Motor City tonight for a game against the Red Wings and will be without the services of Matt Cooke because of his suspension, but will regain the services of Arron Asham. Other than that the line up will be pretty much the same as what we saw yesterday against the Ran... More.

It’s Neal Time. Pens Win.

March, 22, 2011

5   4 The game started out as a Pens blow out win with the Penguins jumping to a 4-0 lead with goals from [Dupuis(2), Kennedy, and Kunitz] in the first 38 minutes of the game before they almost self destructed. The Red Wings were able to break th... More.

Around the Boards 3-22-11

March, 22, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette In case you have been living under a rock the past few days forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season and the the first round of the playoffs, and he is now saying that he needs to change . Alex Ovec... More.

The Morning Skate: 10 Things Matt Cooke Will Be Doing with his Time Off

March, 22, 2011

We at PensNation were fortunate enough to get a copy of the list of things Matt Cooke is going to be doing during his recently begun sabbatical.  These are transcribed from Mr Cooke's handwriting, so apologies for any mistakes..... 1) Wash Mario's car, twice.  Remember not to c... More.

Around the Boards 3-23-11

March, 23, 2011

The Pens could be getting some defensive help this weekend as Brooks Orpik has been cleared to play. Forward Eric Tangradi has also resumed practicing with the team. If I was Zdeno Chara I would be asking for the night off tomorrow as the Bruins meet the Canadiens for the first ti... More.

Game Day at Flyers 3-24-11

March, 24, 2011

When: March 24, 2011 - 7:00 pm | Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: FSN/NHL Network | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM Penguins are in Filthadelphia tonight to play the Flyers, defenseman Brooks Orpik made the trip but will not play. Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net tonight with Brad... More.

Around the Boards 3-24-11

March, 24, 2011

Mike Green could miss the rest of the season with a concussion that he sustained on February 25th. Devils forward Zach Parise could be making a come back this season even if the Devils don't make the playoffs. According to the 2 players that will actually talk to Rob Rossi,... More.

Game Day vs Devils 3-25-11

March, 25, 2011

Penguins are back home tonight to play the Devils and will have some line up changes as Mike Comrie will be making his first on ice appearance since November 24th centering a line of Alexei Kovalev and James Neal, he will alternate with Max Talbot. Missing from tonights line up is Dustin... More.

Around the Boards 3-25-11

March, 25, 2011

Thursdays Recaps: | Post-Gazette Sidney Crosby made a water bottle his bitch in practice this moring. Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net tonight and it happens to be his favorite day of the year. Penguins forward Mike Comrie will play tonight for the first... More.

Around the Boards 3-27-11

March, 27, 2011

Friday's Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Sidney Crosby skated with several teamates this morning and could return to the Penguins line up soon. The Penguins clinched their 5th straight playoff birth with the Carolina Hurricanes losing last night at the ... More.

Game Day vs Panthers 3-27-11

March, 27, 2011

When: March 27, 2011 - 1:00 pm | Where: CONSOL Energy Center Watch: FSN | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The Penguins have an early game today against the Florida Panthers. When looking up the stats on the game we noticed that the injury report for these two teams is like 3 mi... More.

MAF Stands Tall. Pens Wen.

March, 27, 2011

2   1 This almost became a trap game for the Penguins as the Panthers came in long since eliminated from the playoffs with nothing but pride to play for, and the Pens barely showed up to play. For most of the game it appeared as if Marc-Andre Fle... More.

Around the Boards 3-28-11

March, 28, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Marc-Andre Fleury was named the team's MVP during the pre-game ceremony, other award winners were Mike Rupp, Brooks Orpik, Mark Letestu, Deryk Engelland, and Max Talbot. During yesterday's game MAF set a new team record f... More.

Around the Boards 3-29-11

March, 29, 2011

Will Bertuzzi's cheap shot land him on the sidelines with Cooke. You be the judge . That Hossa guy has keept the Blackhawks playoff hopes alive with an overtime game winner last night. The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't the only team in the organization that is doing good ... More.

Game Day at Flyers 3-29-11

March, 29, 2011

When: March 29, 2011 - 7:00 pm | Where: CONSOL Energy Center TV: FSN | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The Penguins and Flyers will finish up their season series tonight in Pittsburgh with possibly the division title and #1 seed in the playoffs on the line depending how both te... More.